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  • Philadelphia virtual book launch of Ben Fletcher with Peter Cole, Kim Kelly and Royce Adams - The Philadelphia virtual book launch of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly by Peter Cole hosted by Wooden Shoe Books. Peter is joined by labor journalist Kim Kelly and Royce Adams, a Philadelphia native and longshoreman in ILA Local 1291. Co-sponsored by the Philadelphia IWW and PM Press. Peter Cole is […]
  • Video Games - By Simone Zelitch January 5th, 2021 A few weeks ago, I was part of a Hanukkah reading at my local bookstore, Big Blue Marble. Or I should say, of course, that I wasn’t at Big Blue Marble, and neither was anybody else. Our host appeared to be at the bookstore, but eventually revealed that she […]
  • ‘Asylum for Sale’ — A Review in The Journal of Refugee Studies - By Aydan Greatrick Journal of Refugee Studies December 31st, 2020 Processes of securitization and militarization increasingly define contemporary asylum systems, shaping how states and Non-Governmental Origanizations (NGOs) operate, respond to, and represent refugees. From narratives of ‘deservingness’, to representations of ‘bogus’ economic migrants, the politics of asylum becomes disbelieving and exclusionary. This edited collection makes […]
  • Nick Mamatas on The Second Life Book Club— The Drax Files Radio Hour - The Drax Files Radio Hour January 6th, 2021 prolific writer and editor nick mamatas is on the show today. we have readings, performed by otherworldly entities, we discuss craft and process and we devise a plan how to deal with “problematic” authors … ok, racist authors and one in particular whose work has changed popular […]
  • George Lakey on Community Watch and Comment - By David Whettstone Community Watch and Comment January 13th, 2021 George Lakey has been active in direct action campaigns for over six decades. Recently retired from Swarthmore College, he was first arrested in the civil rights movement and most recently in the climate justice movement. He has facilitated 1,500 workshops on five continents and led […]
  • America Condemns One Violent Mob While Celebrating Another - Where is the corporate media’s disgust for the courtesans of corporate destruction that wreak violence on Americans daily? By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost Most rational Americans have correctly criticized and denounced the violent insurrection in the Capitol last week. Those moments of attack by a racist, disgusting mob have not lacked for condemnation […]
  • Questions In the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch - By David Rovics January 8th, 2020 After seeing some very strange, amnesiac discussion threads on social media, I have a few words to consign to the screen. Naturally, social media and the media media are all going nuts since the more or less successful far right siege of the Capitol.  There are a variety of […]
  • “History From Below” ft. Working Class History on Coffee with Comrades - Coffee with Comrades January 5th, 2021 Happy New Year!  Episode 114 of Coffee with Comrades features our conversation with John, one of the folks behind the Working Class History project. In this edition of the program, we discuss WCH’s new book, Working Class History: Everyday Acts of Resistance and Rebellion, WCH’s unique approach to historical […]
  • Peter Cole about Ben Fletcher on Revolutionary Left Radio - Revolutionary Left Radio January 12th, 2020 Peter Cole is a labor historian, professor, and author of “Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly” as well as “Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area“. He joins Breht for the third time to discuss the life of the […]
  • The Capitol Hill Putsch— Kali Akuno on Letters and Politics - The Capitol Hill Putsch Letters and Politics, KPFA January 7th, 2020 Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson and co-editor of Jackson Rising: the struggle for economic democracy and black self-determination in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Thinking Beyond the Pandemic - By Ted Glick January 1st, 2020 Yesterday I spoke with one of my nieces and her 3 and 6 year old children via zoom. It was the first time we’ve seen each other and interacted in months. Talking about the difficulties she is having as a teacher with two young kids during the pandemic, I […]
  • Wages Without Work: Revolution at Point Zero Excerpted on New Frame - by Silvia FedericiNew FrameDecember 30th, 2020 Silvia Federici explores how in fighting for their rights, migrant domestic workers circulate practices that influence feminist politics and foster cosmopolitanism. This is a lightly edited excerpt from the revised and expanded second edition of Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction and Feminist Struggle (PM Press, 2020) by Silvia […]
  • Reading Resolution: Best Book: “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” - By Alanna McFall December 30th, 2020 2020! It’s almost over! For all of the everything going on this year, I did get to spend a lot of time reading and watching movies this year. So here’s a round-up of my completed reading resolution for 2020. Best Book: Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health edited […]
  • Adrienne Pine Interviewed on Community Watch and Comment - By Community Watch and CommentWednesday, January 6th, 2021 Adrienne Pine is a critical medical anthropologist whose work has explored the embodiment of structural violence and imperialism in Honduras, cross-cultural approaches to revolutionary nursing, and neoliberal fascism. She has served as an expert country conditions witness in around 100 asylum cases over the past fifteen years. Adrienne […]
  • Dr. Michael Fine on CNN talking about public vaccine clinics - Michael Fine, MD, is a writer, community organizer, and family physician. He is the chief health strategist for the City of Central Falls, RI, and Senior Clinical and Population Health Services Officer for Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, Inc., and recipient of many awards and prizes for his pioneering work bringing together public health and […]
  • Ecological Leninism: Friend or Foe? - By Gabriel Kuhn Originally posted on LeftTwoThree January 2nd, 2021 A joint review of Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency: War Communism in the Twenty-First Century (Verso, 2020) and How to Blow up a Pipeline (Verso, 2021) by Andreas Malm. Andreas Malm first received wider recognition for his 2016 book Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power […]
  • Trump’s Mob: An End, or a New Beginning? - By Ted Glick January 7th, 2020 Was yesterday’s pre-planned, deliberate, violent attack on the US Capitol by rabid Trump supporters the last gasp, the end, the exclamation point to Mafioso Don’s four years of infamy or, God forbid, the beginning of an assertive ultra-rightist campaign of violence and terrorism? The fact that in two weeks […]
  • An Open Letter to Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys (cc: Antifa) - By David Rovics January 2nd, 2020 Have you ever found yourself surrounded by masked rioters being chased by flag-waving patriots and thought, I’ve seen this movie before? I woke up this morning dreaming that I was speaking at one of your rallies.  I thought then, well, if I probably won’t be getting an invitation to […]
  • Broken windows fascism - By Three Way FightJanuary 6th, 2020 1. When Donald Trump was first running for president in 2015-16, a lot of alt-rightists supported him not because they thought he could win, but because they hoped he would help destroy the Republican Party. He hasn’t quite done that, but he has created a serious crisis within the […]
  • Ads All Tell Us To Kill Our Future. Worth Discussing? - By Lee Camp Counterpunch December 25th, 2020 Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I am a hypocrite. (Although I’m not sure why I’m talking to my dad about it. He doesn’t read my columns because he’s too busy watching survival reality shows set in Alaska. . . . Maybe I’ll factor something about eating […]
  • “The People’s Republic of Neverland: The Child versus the State” with Robb Johnson and Louise Regan - Housmans Books December 1st, 2020 COVID has dramatically confirmed that the current condition of state education is not fit for purpose. Join educators and organizers Robb Johnson and Louise Regan to discuss how 30 years of “education reform” have created a dysfunctional mass education system that ruthlessly prioritises the agenda of the neo-liberal state over […]
  • Episode 39: Kuwasi Balagoon – A Soldier’s Story with Jason Lydon - Lit Review Podcast So often we hear anarchy equated with chaos and collapse: a complete breakdown of society. This hour, we’re rejecting that. We sat down with Jason Lydon to help us understand what anarchy is and isn’t. We define terms, talk through principles, and take seriously the anarchist vision for collective liberation. To help […]
  • Leo Panitch (1945–2020) - By Sam Gindin December 21st, 2020 Leo passed away this evening. Some five weeks ago he was hospitalized and diagnosed with multiple myeloma. While in the hospital he contracted Covid-19 and this developed into viral pneumonia.  The pneumonia made it near impossible for him to breathe and he spent his last hours in palliative care resting peaceably.  […]
  • Life Under the Jolly Roger: A Green Man Review - By Warner Holme Green Man December 2020 Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on Golden Age Piracy is Gabriel Kuhn’s detailed look at that era of piracy, and a celebrated enough volume that a second edition was recently released, and adds some interesting information to the whole. From his early introductory elements, Kuhn makes it […]
  • Privileged People Complaining About Privileged People - By David Rovics December 12th, 2020 How NPR Divides and Conquers What is the result when a media outlet does a new story every day about the history of racism in the US, without ever mentioning the history of the multiracial radical labor movement whose white and BIPOC organizers were lynched for fighting for equality […]
  • The convivial, practical road to socialism: a tribute to Leo Panitch - By Hilary Wainwright Red Pepper Magazine December 29th, 2020 December 29, 2020 · 7 min read It is striking that the widespread grief at the untimely death of Leo Panitch is not simply for the passing of a brilliant socialist intellectual but also for the shared personal loss of a warm, kind and truly comradely […]
  • Lockdowns, the Insurgent Far-Right & the Future of Antifascism: A Conversation with Three Way Fight - Matthew N. Lyons on It’s Going Down By It’s Going Down photo via: @R3volutionDaddy On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with two people involved in Three Way Fight, a revolutionary antifascist theory project that has grown out of antifascist research and organizing in decades past. We discuss the recent events […]
  • COVID-19, Prison, and Another Pandemic Clare Grady Made Me Remember - By Susie Day Clare Grady is going to prison. On February 10, this nice Irish Catholic lady of 62, who lives with her family in Ithaca, will enter Alderson Prison, WV, to begin a one-year-and-one-day sentence. That’s because, on April 4, 2018, Clare and six cohorts, also white and Catholic, broke into the world’s largest […]
  • “This movement is global…” - By Amelia Bonow, SYA cofounder Dear Friends & Co-conspirators, We are electrified by the news from Argentina today. This isn’t just a win for Argentinians and isn’t simply a bellwether for abortion rights in South America. The organizers, activists, and everyday folks who won this victory have reminded us what is possible with tireless organizing and […]
  • And The Landlords Said “Fuck You” - By David Rovics December 28th, 2020 In response to the state of Oregon’s latest extension of the partial ban on evictions, the landlord lobby here is suing for 100% of back rent. I know it is often hard to see, but significant elements of the folks in power at various levels of government are keenly […]
  • Reading Resolution: “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” - By Alanna McFall December 28th, 2020 25. A book released in 2020: Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health edited by Adrian Shanker List Progress: 30/30 I’m finishing out the year with a 2020 release, and one I got right at the beginning, bringing the year all sorts of full-circle. I picked up a copy […]
  • The Conspiracy of Kings, Class War and the Coronavirus - By Dog Section Press Erica Lagalisse interviews Spartacus Tonans, Supreme Magus of the Kitchen Garden 007˚, author of “Occult Features of Anarchism” (PM Press, 2019) So, is the Coronavirus part of a great global conspiracy? A conspiracy called capitalism. The virus doesn’t need to be manufactured by governments to serve elite interests. States intervene in […]
  • In Defense of Working Class Existence as Choice - Angry Workers December 10th, 2019 We read and reviewed David Ranney’s “Living and dying on the factory floor”, which was about his decision to put his academic career on hold and his subsequent experiences as a factory worker. [1] The following thoughts relate to this decision, which used to be widespread within the left. Today […]
  • The Bid to Build the Archipelago as an Internetwork of Adversarial Friendship: A Critical Reading of Bas Umali’s Essays - Freedom News December 15th, 2020 A desire to read a book critically is similar to translating: it bridges a gap and weaves together a fabric between text, author, and reader, especially when the importance of difference is not overlooked. The difficulties are apparent from the beginning, as each reader is coming from different contexts, prejudices, […]
  • Gabriel Kuhn on Hörfehler – Podcast zu Fussball-Zeitgeschichte (in German) - Hörfehler – Podcast zu Fussball-Zeitgeschichte December 2020 In Ausgabe 95 unterhalte ich mich mit Gabriel Kuhn. Er ist Schriftsteller und Autor von Büchern, die sich mit sozialistischer Theorie und Geschichte und sozialen Bewegungen beschäftigen. Vorallem aber ist er hier Gast, weil er ein Buch namens Soccer vs. the State geschrieben hat. Solch ein Hintergrund hat […]
  • Fifth Estate Live Interview with Norman Nawrocki - By David Rovics December 8th, 2020 We spend the hour with Montreal-based playwright, author, musician and cabaret artist, Norman Nawrocki. We talked about his recent writings on the internment of eastern Europeans in Canada a century ago, about being a touring performer around the world on either side of the fall of the Berlin Wall, […]
  • carla bergman – Joyful Militancy (Joel Williams Mix) - By scott crow and Joel WilliamsoneMERGENCY heARTS ‘anarchy audio series’October 26th, 2020 scott crow is an international speaker and author. His first book, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, was included on NPR’s Top Summer Reads of 2015. Black Flags and Windmills has been translated into Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. He is a contributor […]
  • This Little-Known Black Wobbly Dockworker Led the Most Powerful, Democratic Union of His Day - By Eric Dirnback Labor Notes December 17th, 2020 Ben Fletcher agonized over the degrading poverty of Philadelphia’s dockworkers. He spent his life working with and organizing them. Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, Second Edition, by Peter Cole, PM Press, 2021 Growing up in Philadelphia, I learned about some of the […]
  • Rent: Why We Say Don’t Pay - By David Rovics December 18th, 2020 As 2020 draws to a close, an open letter to Portland with particular regards to the renters, and the peculiar beauty of the notion of a rent strike during an eviction moratorium. Dear Portland, And dear anyone else, particularly in other localities that have passed similar laws to the […]
  • Leo Panitch (1945–2020) - By Vivek Chibber Jacobin December 22nd, 2020 The global left has suffered an irreparable loss with the passing of Leo Panitch this weekend. He was incredibly warm, inviting, and generous to others. And he remained committed to the end to the cause of socialism and human emancipation. The global left has suffered an irreparable loss […]
  • Unemployment Skyrocketing? An Evolved Society Would Celebrate. - By Lee Camp Scheerpost December 14th, 2020 Leaf blowers are everything wrong with capitalism. . . . I’ll explain that in a minute. We all know times are irredeemably grim, and they’re only getting worse. The unemployment level in America seems to be setting the record books aflame, and for some bizarre reason those numbers […]
  • A Love Song Only a Feminist Could Write by Michelle Cruz Gonzales - By Michelle Cruz Gonzales Razorcake October 6th, 2020 I silenced a room twenty-seven years ago while in Spitboy with the declaration, “We’re not a riot grrrl band,” in front of members of Bikini Kill. Still, I have always liked Bikini Kill’s music and what they stand for. Why wouldn’t I? Perhaps I learned the answer […]
  • Memories of the class— A review of “Living and Dying on the Factory Floor” - By Joe Allen Tempest Magazine December 10th 2020 Our efforts were worthwhile” – D.R. David Ranney was one of tens of thousands of radicals across the U.S. who shifted their political activism from campuses and communities into industrial workplaces during the 1970s. His experiences—and the political lessons he drew—are recounted in his book Living and […]
  • Studying the Analytics and the Playlists - By David Rovics David Rovics Blog December 1st, 2020 On the first of every month, Spotify sends artists a summary of the previous month’s activity among their listeners.  This month’s email from Spotify inspired a bit of geeking out on my part. OK, we’re going to get seriously self-absorbed and geeky here at the same […]
  • The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly: Ben Fletcher - Claudia Jones School for Political Education co-sponsored by DC IWW and Sankofa Books, Washington, DC December 9, 2020 Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the […]
  • ‘Asylum for Sale’ — A Review in Antipode - By Amelia Frank-Vitale Antipode December 2020 Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine (eds), Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry, Oakland: PM Press/Kairos, 2020. ISBN: 9781629637822 (paper); ISBN: 9781629637822 (ebook)The final page of “A Guard’s Story” – a chapter in the style of a graphic novel – shows the disembodied faces of two […]
  • Occult Features of Anarchism— an Ignota Book of the Year - Ignota.org Ignota friends and family choose their books of the year, Part 2! <3 Accompanying Part 1, we offer this list of books and pamphlets chosen by Ignota’s friends and family that have accompanied their journeys. MORE SELECTIONS TO COME!  Intended also in support of the book trade, especially fellow indies, we’ve added links to Bookshop.org, which unites independent booksellers to provide an […]
  • Civil War? - By Ted Glick December 13th, 2020 I can’t remember ever hearing the two-word phrase, “civil war,” as much as I’ve heard it over the past year. Yesterday, at the latest, post-election, Trump-forever rally in downtown Washington, DC, the Washington Post reported that “podcaster David Harris, Jr. riled the crowd by suggesting if there were a […]
  • scott crow / Televangel – Mutual Aid for Liberation - By scott crow and Joel WilliamsoneMERGENCY heARTS ‘anarchy audio series’October 7th, 2020 scott crow is an international speaker and author. His first book, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, was included on NPR’s Top Summer Reads of 2015. Black Flags and Windmills has been translated into Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. He is a contributor […]
  • “You Pay to Die” — New Anthology ‘Asylum for Sale’ Assesses the Global Anti-Immigration Regime - By Belén Fernández El Faro Friday, 27 de November de 2020 In 2016, Uyi, a Nigerian artist, attempted to leave Libya—where he had endured months in prison-like accommodations following a perilous overland journey from his home country—and make it to Europe on an overpacked rubber dinghy. Reflecting on the time he spent being tossed by […]
  • To The Barricades: The Red House and the Future of Eviction Defense - By David Rovics David Rovics Blog December 10th, 2020 Portland, Oregon has been in the headlines again over the last few days, and this trend will continue.  The reasons for the headlines will vary depending on who you ask.  If you ask the far right they will say something about Antifa terrorists having violent confrontations […]
  • Peter Cole on the Life & Times of a Black Wobbly on WPFW 89.3 FM - Community Watch & CommentWPFW 89.3 FM (Washington, DC)December 8, 2020 Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and […]
  • Class Power on Zero Hours: A Chat with Angry Workers on The Final Straw - By Final Straw Radio December 13th, 2020 This week, you’ll hear Kiran and Marco of the Angry Workers, a collective of anti-authoritarian communists struggling to think through and build workers autonomy from the UK. For the hour, they talk about their organizing and the book they just published, “Class Power On Zero-Hours” (available from PM […]
  • Birth Strike in Labor: Studies in Working-Class History - By Eileen Boris Labor: Studies in Working-Class History Volume 17, Issue 3 December 2020 Feminist historians have embraced the concept of reproductive labor, but too many of us have shied away from speaking about biological reproduction lest we fall into gender essentialism. We talk about social reproduction: the socialization and care of children and dependent […]
  • Of Thee I Sing - By Ron Jacobs Counterpunch December 11th, 2020 Every human culture included and includes music. This makes music culture universal. The other so-called cultural universal is language. Anthropologists and others may debate which came first, music or language, but the meaningful fact for this reviewer is that every culture includes music. This elemental truth is significant […]
  • Peter Cole on Organizing Work Podcast - Organizing Work December 10th, 2020 In our seventh podcast, Marianne Garneau interviews Peter Cole, author of Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly, now out in its second edition from PM Press. Fletcher organized the Philadelphia docks in the 1910s and 1920s into the IWW’s Local 8. He is a lesser-known historical […]
  • Interview with Nazan Üstündağ about her contribution to the volume Building Free Life - By Jeff Miley of Peace in Kurdistan December 6th, 2020 Jeff Miley of Peace in Kurdistan interviews Nazan Üstündağ about her chapter, “The Theology of Democratic Modernity: Labor, Truth, and Freedom,” in the volume, Building Free Life: Dialogues with Öcalan (PM Press, 2020). For more information about Peace in Kurdistan, visit our website at: https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign….
  • Open Letter to My Landlord: The Word of the Month is “Renegotiation” - By David Rovics CounterpunchDecember 1st, 2020 Dear Randall Group/CTL Management, (Please forward to corporate, as far up the chain as possible.) First of all, in this household, we’ve long ago stopped responding to your bizarre annual surveys where you ask whether your tenants are content, without ever mentioning the elephant in the living room.  You give […]
  • scott crow, Televangel, Joel Williamson – anarchy is how I see the world - By scott crow and Joel WilliamsoneMERGENCY heARTS ‘anarchy audio series’August 3rd, 2020 scott crow is an international speaker and author. His first book, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective, was included on NPR’s Top Summer Reads of 2015. Black Flags and Windmills has been translated into Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. He is a contributor […]
  • An Interview with Jacinta Bunnell - Where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in a small town in Northeast Pennsylvania.  No one spoke of feminism, gender fluidity, racism or sexual orientation in my town, unless it were in a crude, mean-spirited way.  Boys that did not present themselves as typically male were tied to trees […]
  • Reform to Revolution: Challenging narratives of asylum and migration - Asylum for Sale is a searing indictment of profit-making in the asylum industry. Harry Browse talks to the book’s co-editor, Siobhán McGuirk. By Harry Browse Now Then Magazine 2 December 2020 “You pay for every step you take,” writes Uyi, an artist and asylum seeker from Nigeria, who was rescued from a dingy carrying 111 people […]
  • The Biden Climate Plan: Part 1: What It Proposes - By Jeremy Brecher December 2nd, 2020 by Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy DirectorThis commentary analyzes Joe Biden’s “Plan for Climate Change and Environmental Justice” released in August. [1] The following commentary, “The Biden Climate Plan: Part 2: An Arena of Struggle,” will consider the struggles that are likely to emerge over what parts of the […]
  • We Can’t Vote The A-Holes Out - By Lee Camp Consortium News November 30th, 2020 We can make all sorts of noise and even scare ’em, but the A-Holes are here to stay. Biden-Harris presidential drive-in rally at Broward College, Coconut Creek, Florida, Oct. 29, 2020. (Adam Schultz, Biden for President) It doesn’t matter when you read this, the assholes will still […]
  • On Music: Ode to Dolores - By G. H. Mosson These stay-at-home days offer lagoons of time to hang out together and to reflect. Music has been a big part of many people’s home-based, pandemic routines. Grooves connect us. Listening to the radio can enlarge. For me, many mornings begin again with jazz favorites, like Cookin’ by Miles Davis, Whisper Not […]
  • 15 anti-racist Michigan books to get you through the holidays and quarantine - By Monica Williams Bridge Michigan December 1st, 2020 Since May, when much of the world witnessed a white Minneapolis police officer kill George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, books with titles like “How to Be an Anti-Racist,” “White Fragility” and “So You Want to Talk About Race” have topped national best-seller lists, as readers […]
  • Discussion with World War 3 Illustrated contributors - By David Rovics World War 3 Illustrated has been going on for several decades now and it’s still going strong. The latest issue is #51, and this is a discussion with five of the artists who made it happen. David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since […]
  • Barriers to Health Care for the LGBTQ Community - LGBTQ people who seek to become parents experience barriers to care every step of the way, from restrictive insurance policies to geographic barriers to welcoming providers. Authors from Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, a groundbreaking new anthology named by Book Riot as one of the “six best books addressing healthcare system inequities” will […]
  • Siobhán McGuirk on how money is made in the global asylum industry - By Mandatory Redistribution Party November 2020 Jack interviews Siobhán McGuirk about the how money is made in the global asylum industry. Siobhán McGuirk is an anthropologist, journalist, curator, and filmmaker whose work focuses on gender and sexuality in the context of migration and the affective impacts of social justice organizing. She is a postdoctoral early […]
  • The Great Black Radical You’ve Never Heard Of - By Peter Cole In These Times December 1st, 2020 In the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, when many U.S. unions dis­grace­ful­ly exclud­ed Asian, Black and Lat­inx work­ers, the Indus­tri­al Work­ers of the World (IWW) warm­ly wel­comed peo­ple of col­or. This rev­o­lu­tion­ary union, whose mem­bers affec­tion­ate­ly are known as Wob­blies, empha­sizes class strug­gle sol­i­dar­i­ty in its leg­endary mot­to: […]
  • The importance of being rooted: an interview with Angry Workers World - By Daniel al-Rashid Red & Black Notes November 14, 2020 In October, our group participated in a discussion on salting, industrialising, and other related strategies that have the common theme of seeking employment in particular jobs for political reasons. One of the texts was “In Defence of Working Class Existence as a Choice”, by the […]
  • Clare Grady at 100 Seconds to Midnight - By Susie Day April 4, 2018, fifty years after Martin Luther King’s murder: Seven white, aging Catholic peace activists cut a fence and enter Georgia’s Kings Bay Naval Base, the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. They carry hammers and bottles of their own blood to deface nuclear monuments, and banners decrying “omnicide”: the […]
  • scott crow and Kim Kelly A Conversation On Community Self-Defense - By Firestorm Books & CoffeeNovember 2020 In this wide-ranging conversation on the history and analysis of armed community self-defense, scott crow and Kim Kelly speak to their experiences growing up working class and their relationship to guns, violence, and liberatory movements. Far from a call to arms, their conversation offers nuanced reflections and questions about […]
  • Conversación con Jason W Moore. Autor de “El capitalismo en la trama de la vida”. - Back to Jason W. Moore’s Author Page
  • Educating and Parenting for Liberation Panel by Firestorm Books & Coffee - By Firestorm Books & Coffee November 13th, 2020 Join a panel of activist educators and radical parents to discuss lessons, challenges, and triumphs of parenting and educating during Covid and isolation, uprisings for racial justice, the rise of fascism, and more. Let’s get unified against oppression and readily use our homes, communities, spaces, and classrooms […]
  • Storytelling and Climate Change: Imagining Solutions Beyond Documentary or Dystopia - By Marzena Zukowska & Siobhan McGuirk OKRE September 11th, 2020 “Look over there behind me, that’s a tornado. Yes, a twister in Los Angeles. It’s one of many tornadoes that are destroying our city.” In 2004, The Day After Tomorrow transformed climate change from a niche political issue into a global public conversation. The film’s […]
  • Keep Calm & Just Die - By Lee Camp Consortium News November 23rd, 2020 The government of Great Britain doesn’t want English students studying how capitalism is killing us.    The British government has ordered schools in England not to use resources and materials from organizations that have expressed any desire to end capitalism. There are several different ways one can […]
  • Wanda Lloyd and David Pilgrim in conversation: Southern Festival of Books - The Southern Festival of Books October 11th, 2020 Join Wanda Lloyd and David Pilgrim for a conversation on race relations in American and their works Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism (Lloyd) and Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education During Jim Crow (Pilgrim). You can access this session and more […]
  • Richard Manning at the Montana Book Festival - If It Sounds Good, It is Good: An Interview with Richard Manning By the Montana Book Festival September 10th, 2020 Conducted by Joey Paxman of PM Press This conversation is a mere teaser for what will be a great live, MBF+ event in October! (Richard promises he’ll bring his guitar next time.) Music is fundamental […]
  • Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine of Asylum for Sale on Raising Voices 2020 - Academics and activists discuss profit-making in asylum and migration journeys worldwide. A podcast recorded for the American Anthropological Association’s #RaisingOurVoices2020. With Dr Siobhan McGuirk and Dr Adrienne Pine, and featuring:Mark Akkerman [4.05–15.02]Jose Lopez (a pseudonym)[15.35–19.33]Marzena Zukowska [38.08–41.54] Siobhan McGuirk – In addition to her academic publications addressing gender and sexuality, migration, and social justice movements, McGuirk […]
  • 6 ways to stay focused on movement-building amid the post-election chaos - By Matt Meyer Waging NonViolence November 13th, 2020 In this time of uncertainty, movements must continue the long-term work of building democracy. Almost as clear as the deep divisions within the United States is the exhaustion we feel about the current political process unfolding during a growing wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The surprises and […]
  • Elections Proved Americans Are Done with the Drug War - By Lee Camp Scheerpost November 19th, 2020 Despite a seeming media blackout on the topic, voters continue to use ballot measures to push decriminalization to get around the control special interests exert over state legislators. Something seismic happened in this election and it has nothing to do with Joe Biden winning. And yes, Joe Biden […]
  • Crossroads: I Live Where I Like: A Graphic History— A Publishers Weekly Excerpt - Panel Mania: Crossroads: I Live Where I Like: A Graphic History By Koni Benson, A.Trantraal, N.Trantraal, and A.E.Marais By Calvin Reed Publishers Weekly November 18th, 2020 Based on South African historian Koni Benson’s PhD thesis, Crossroads: I Live Where I Like is a thoroughly researched, stylishly illustrated graphic history focused on the struggles of a […]
  • Pangayaw: Ungovernable Island Communities’ Thinking and Practice for Survival - By Randy Nobleza Alpine Anarchist October 2020 This is a review of Bas Umali’s Pangayaw and Decolonizing Resistance: Anarchism in the Philippines (Oakland: PM Press, 2020). Randy Nobleza holds a PhD in archipelagic and island studies and is currently engaged in countermapping translocal cultures. He was an online volunteer of Manila Indymedia, a transmedia researcher […]
  • ‘A Zionist without qualification’ - By Leon Rosselson November 17th, 2020 Israeli army razes entire village in occupied West Bank Bulldozers and diggers demolish Palestinian village of Khirbet Humsa, leaving 74 people, including 41 minors, homeless. On 3 November, Israeli security forces carried out demolition work to clear the Palestinian settlement of Khirbet Humsa al-Foqa in the northern Jordan Valley, […]
  • My Grueling Search for Asylum From an Undeclared War - A member of the Honduran resistance movement tells his story. By José López In These Times November 16, 2020 This is an excerpt from Asy­lum for Sale: Prof­it and Protest in the Migra­tion Indus­try, co-edit­ed by Siob­hán McGuirk and Adri­enne Pine and pub­lished by PM Press. My jour­ney toward becom­ing an asy­lum seek­er began with a series […]
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  • Sat Nov 21st, 2020, 7pm, EST, my newest solo play online livestream - By Norman Nawrocki  ‘Ukrainians, Pelicans, & the Secret of Patterson Lake’  Veteran Montreal playwright/actor Norman Nawrocki will give a free livestream performance of his newest dramatic solo play, ‘Ukrainians, Pelicans, & the Secret of Patterson Lake,’ online in a Facebook Live broadcast, Saturday, November 21st, 2020, @ 7pm EST. Trailer for the play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r4t2GpW7WA&t=19s                […]
  • Policing the Pandemic: How the City of Albuquerque Criminalizes People Living on the Streets - By Keegan James Sarmiento Kloer – David Correia Counterpunch October 29th, 2020 Instead of helping unsheltered people find support and housing, the City of Albuquerque’s Family and Community Services Department has been working closely with Albuquerque police to break up tent encampments, to check for warrants, and to identify people for police to arrest or […]
  • We Defeated Trump, We Didn’t Defeat Trumpism - By Dan Arel With Trump’s loss of his re-election bid all but signed and delivered, a lot of talk has been made of what was won, and what was lost in this election. Unfortunately, many liberals have seen Trump as the disease and not the symptom when it came to one of the largest white […]
  • Kanahus Manuel, Gord Hill & Enāēmaehkiw Kesīqnaeh on Indigenous Action Podcast - By Indigenous Action Podcast In this broadcast hosts Bonn, Anthony, and Klee talk with Kanahus Manuel, Gord Hill & Enāēmaehkiw Kesīqnaeh about Land Back, lessons from the front-lines, & Indigenous Anti-Fascism. Guests: Kanahus Manuel is an indigenous activist, birth keeper, and a member of the activist group Tiny House Warriors. Manuel is a Secwepemc and […]
  • Union Strategies Outside of the Box— Angry Workers and Gabriel Kuhn - By SAC Syndikalisterna 2020 Nordic Labour Film Festival How should militant union activists deal with the obstacles that bureaucratic unions many times pose? In Sweden, the main oppositional strategy is to form an independent organization, often within the syndicalist SAC. But are there alternatives to the syndicalist strategy? In this talk we meet representatives for […]
  • THAT’S NOT GANGSTER, THAT’S LOVE: Eddie Conway and Jose Saldaña Talking - By Susie Day Why do prison abolitionists argue that people who spend years behind bars are exactly the ones we need out in the world to help mend our broken communities? The answer starts to emerge when you listen to Eddie Conway and Jose Saldaña. Eddie was Lieutenant of Security for Baltimore’s Black Panther Party […]
  • Taking Stock - By David Rovics November 6th, 2020 The view of one amateur pundit from a very. very deep hole I am not a pundit, or at least not a legitimized one.  I have never been a guest on any major TV network, as a pundit or as anything else.  I have never taken a poll or […]
  • Book chronicles reckless courage of Catholic resistance to Vietnam War - By Marie Dennis National Catholic Reporter (NCR) November 7th, 2020 Burglar for Peace follows the trajectory of opposition to the Vietnam War, from draft resistance to massive anti-war protests, with a particular focus on a community of radical activists, including Jesuit Fr. Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan and Elizabeth McAllister, whose legendary courage and costly, disturbing […]
  • Sandy Jimenez of World War Three Illustrated Interviewed on Comic-Watch - By Comic-Watch.com Sandy Jimenez is a comic book artist, writer and director, creator of the underground comic “Marley Davidson: Bronx Exorcist” in the 90s and of the comic strip “Shit House Poet” that runs through the pages of World War Three Illustrated. We have him today on the show to talk social themes in genre […]
  • Peter Linebaugh interview on MR online - MRonlineOctober 27th, 2020 Peter Linebaugh interviewed by Johnny Flynn of Independent Left Johnny Flynn: The first question I had to ask you was about the subtitle to your Red Round Globe Hot Burning: a tale at the crossroads of commons and closure, of love and terror, of race and class, and of Kate and Ned […]
  • Ben Fletcher: Building the IWW’s Interracial Class War Politics — Peter Cole on IGD - It’s Going Down November 5th, 2020 It’s Going Down speaks with labor historian and professor Peter Cole about African-American labor leader Ben Fletcher, who played a key role in Local 8 of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), a radical syndicalist and anti-capitalist labor union. We talk about how the IWW rejected white supremacy […]
  • Watch This Ain’t Democracy! A Post-Election Teach - Regardless of the election outcome, the struggle for radical positive change is set to continue. We face ongoing battles for Black liberation, economic equity, reproductive freedoms, healthcare, immigrant justice, indigenous rights, ecological regeneration, and more. The next four years – and far beyond – offer opportunities to build on the incredible groundwork established by movements […]
  • Anarchy is Something I Do— scott crow on Silver Threads Podcast - By Silver Threads Podcast October 2020 “I only call myself an anarchist as shorthand. anarchy is a way I see the world. it does not define me.” scott crow is a street philosopher, author, dreamer, and musician. In this episode, scott digs deep into his own history, the hammer of art that helped shape him, […]
  • We’re Not Going to Move Joe Biden to the Left - By Dan Arel The writing is now on the wall for President Trump. He’s going to lose the US election and he’s going to lose by a wider margin than it seemed from the start. We’re beginning to see the celebration from liberals who got their candidate past 270 electoral votes and we’re even seeing […]
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  • Black and White and Red All Over: On the Semiotic Effect of Color Printing in Genre Fiction - By Meg Elison Uncanny Magazine November 5th, 2020 Nowhere is color psychology, the theory that colors affect mood and attract or repel us, more recklessly applied than in marketing and branding. Brands signal to your subconscious, using long-established codes and associations. When they’re working to build trust, they show you that in white and blue. […]
  • David Pilgrim and the Jim Crow Museum on C-Span - C-Span July 23rd, 2020 Museum founder and director David Pilgrim and museum educator Cyndi Tiedt show a selection of artifacts from their collections and argue that ordinary objects have dehumanized African Americans since the 1840s. Check out David’s books: Haste to Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education during Jim Crow Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight […]
  • 117 Publishing Projects Showing What’s Possible on Kickstarter - Many authors come here to publish beautiful books, but we’ve also helped fund zines, literary spaces, launch parties, podcasts, digital news outlets, and so much more. By Oriana Leckert and Margot Atwell Kickstarter October 26, 2020 Milkweed Books Kickstarter’s Publishing category is home to so much more than books. Over the last 11 years, this […]
  • Jalil Muntaqim, recently paroled after 49 years, was arrested Friday and is facing re-imprisonment for completing a voter registration form - SF Bay View October 31st, 2020 Please sign the Petition . . . scroll down Community sign on letter is here –https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdW2zfSqUm28Xk7BbUi2gicD-YwAcbwfvI3vG3ToOdyiYeXDw/viewform?usp=embed_facebook  Please sign the Support for Jalil Muntaqim Petition immediately:  STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR JALIL MUNTAQIM We the undersigned fully support the New York State Parole Board’s decision to release Jalil Muntaqim. The parole process […]
  • Matthew N. Lyons on Elections and Political Possibility in the U.S. and New Zealand - By Transnational Solidarity PodNovember 1st, 2020 In this episode, we discuss two recent elections: the general elections in the United States and New Zealand. First, we speak with Matthew N. Lyons, a scholar of the US far right and activist from the blog Three Way Fight on the relationship between various far right extremist groups […]
  • At the Jim Crow Museum, We Use Racist Objects to Engage Hearts and Heads in Social Justice - By David Pilgrim Folklife October 28th, 2020 Editor’s note: This article examines the power of racist objects from America’s Jim Crow period to teach social justice. For some people, certain images in the article may be disturbing. Yet, the presentation of these images is important. Many Black people lived in cultural contexts where they could […]
  • ICE’s Bail Bonds and the Migrant Detention Industry - Zukowska grew up undocumented in the US, an experience that politicized her. Today, her writing and organizing centers on immigrant rights. By Marzena Zukowska, interviewed by Lucy McKeon NYRB October 31st, 2020 On October 27, 2020, we published Marzena Zukowska’s “How ICE’s Bail Bond Scheme Lets Corporations Profit Off Migrants,” adapted from her contribution to […]
  • Imagination and Community in Two New Picture Books with Nonbinary and Gender Creative Characters - Mombian October 26th, 2020 Two new picture books show us nonbinary and gender creative kids having imaginative adventures in their fun, welcoming, queer, and sometimes magical communities. A More Graceful Shaboom, written by Jacinta Bunnell and illustrated by Crystal Vielula (PM Press), is a surreal romp of a book that follows Harmon Jitney, a nonbinary […]
  • Ben Fletcher’s One Big Union - By Robin D.G. Kelley Dissent Magazine October 29th, 2020 Ben Fletcher, once one of the most important black labor figures in the United States, has faded into obscurity. But he couldn’t be more relevant to the most urgent political projects of the present.Robin D.G. Kelley Re-reading Peter Cole’s marvelous Ben Fletcher: The Life and Times […]
  • More than Two Million Backers Have Pledged $200 Million to Publishing Projects - The category, which includes art books, literary spaces, zines, and more, is having its best-ever year—and just hit a major milestone. By Oriana Leckert and Margot Atwell Kickstarter October 26, 2020 Kickstarter has seen a number of category bests this year: Games are on track for their best year ever and Comics have already seen […]
  • Abolitionist Fantasies: Revisiting the Fictional 2020 of My Novel - By Diana BlockAbolition Journal October 21st, 2020 “Street art, George Floyd protest, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2020” by Renoir Gaither In mid-2020, my friend Nina Serrano, an author/poet/activist who hosts a radio show about books, Cover-to-Cover on KPFA, asked me to do an update of an interview I did with her in 2015 about my novel, Clandestine Occupations – An […]
  • Imagining the End of Capitalism With Kim Stanley Robinson - Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than twenty books, including New York 2140, Red Moon, and the Mars trilogy. He talked to Jacobin about his latest work, his vision of socialism, and why we must fight to imagine the end of capitalism rather than the end of the world. By Derrick O’Keefe Jacobin […]
  • Indecline Debuts ‘The Art of Protest’ Documentary - In activist-artist collective Indecline’s new documentary, protest art is shown as not only relevant, but necessary for change By Rolling Stone When Indecline started work on their documentary The Art of Protest in late 2018, they wanted to tell the history of resistance art. Over the previous two years — since they broke onto the […]
  • Peter Linebaugh interviewed by Independent Left - By The Independent Left Independent Left is a growing group of community activists and Irish socialists – workers, students, parents, older and younger alike – who believe that it is possible to create an alternative to a way of thinking and operating which sees privatisation and austerity as the norm. Formed in January 2019 to […]
  • Marissa López on Her Favorite California Books - By John McMurtrie CBC Q&A October 22nd, 2020 The California Book Club panelist draws inspiration from Chicana punks, an experimental poet, and a Black jockey whose story deserves a book. A professor of English and Chicana/o studies at UCLA, Marissa López has written two books that delve into Mexican American literature and culture: they are […]
  • Creating Autonomous Communities— Silvia Federici talk and discussion - Please join Silvia Federici for a brief talk followed by discussion. Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the cofounders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Wages For Housework campaign internationally. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, […]
  • Adrian Shanker and Laura Jacobs on Transcaster Radio - Transcaster Radio October 2020 Named by Book Riot as one of the six best books addressing healthcare system inequities, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health is a collection of essays by 26 Queer activists from around the world and is the first book written by LGBT healthcare consumers to inform the healthcare system and make it work […]
  • Get Your Gift in Time —2020 USPS Shipping Deadlines - General 2020* Disclaimer: We will do our damndest to get you your package in time, however with almost all 2020 developments much of it is out of our hands. Below are the best dates we have from the USPS to try to get you your packages on time. We want to be very clear that with […]
  • A Son’s Fight for His Father’s Freedom - Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz and Russell Shoatz III share how they built an unshakable relationship in spite of incarceration and separation By Russell Maroon Shoatz Medium/Abolition for the People October 14th, 2020 This article is part of Abolition for the People, a series brought to you by a partnership between Kaepernick Publishing and LEVEL, a Medium […]
  • Music from the Heart— Ian Brennan in The Australian - By Jane Cornwell The Australian October 25th, 2020 Ian Brennan is a Grammy-winning music producer who has produced three other Grammy-nominated albums. He is the author of four books and has worked with the likes of filmmaker John Waters, Merle Haggard, and Green Day, among others. His work with international artists such as the Zomba […]
  • “We need to make sustainable and healthy communities legal.”— Thomas Linzey on N2K Videos - Back to Thomas Linzey’s Author Page
  • Family, Reproductive Justice, and Socialism (in the Time of COVID): A Virtual Discussion - with Sarah Leonard, Jenny Brown, Vanessa Nisperos, LaKia Williams, and Sunshine Royanian Ludder Join the Democratic Socialists of America Fund, Dissent magazine, The New Press, National Women’s Liberation, SisterSong, NYC for Abortion Rights, and Lux Magazine for the next installment in an ongoing series of virtual discussions based on the book We Own the Future: […]
  • How ICE’s Bail Bond Scheme Lets Corporations Profit Off Migrants - By Marzena Zukowska New York Review of Books October 27th, 2020 The detention-industrial complex has ever more inventive ways of making money from poverty and misery. In 2018, Guinean asylum-seeker Aboubacar Soumah was presented with an opportunity to get out of immigration detention under the United States immigration bail bond system. The opportunity came with […]
  • The Universe of Radical Independent Publishing— Ramsey Kanaan Interviewed on WORT FM - By Allen Ruff WORT 89.9FM October 22, 2020 The radical publishing industry faces increasing challenges, both due to the pandemic and the current political landscape. For today’s show, Allen sits down with Ramsey Kanaan, co-founder and publisher of Oakland-based PM Press, to get the lay of the land on independent book publishing and distribution and […]
  • Animation(s) Debut & Discussion! - By Erik Ruin October 20th, 2020 Hello! Hope you all are doing alright… Just a quick line as promised about brand-new animations! I’m so excited to share these video collaborations that I’ve been working away at for the past 6 months. Since they all ended up being done around the same time, and since I […]
  • Water-Only for 22 Days to Defeat Trump - By Ted Glick Future Hope column October 24th, 2020 When I began my water-only Fast to Defeat Trump on October 3, I had some idea about how I was going to feel as it progressed. I have done long water-only fasts before, though the last time, on the issue of the climate crisis, was 13 […]
  • Top 10 People to Blame if Joe Biden Loses (It’s Not The Left) - By Lee Camp Consortium News October 20th, 2020 Let’s get ready for a blame game. If he loses to one of the most racist, megalomaniacal presidents in history it won’t be the Left’s fault. So, Joseph Biden, AKA “Kid Senile,” leads in the polls against Donald Trump, AKA “Kid Fascist Lunatic,” by such a large margin that it […]
  • On the Fly! in Cynical Reflections - By Ian Cutler Cynthical Reflections: thoughts from a tub October 17th, 2020 I discovered this phenomenal collection of hobo writing shorty after my own book about 15 tramp writers, The Golden Age of Vagabondage, had been published by Feral House in February 2020. McIntyre’s anthology includes the prose, poetry and song lyrics from 85 ‘hobo’ writers, […]
  • Class Power on Zero Hours in the Brooklyn Rail - By Jarrod Shanahan Brooklyn Rail June 2020 AngryWorkers want you to build an international revolutionary organization guided by the axiom “the emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves,” and they have a plan. Six years ago the communist grouplet relocated from London to a western industrial suburb called Greenford, […]
  • David Rovics on Get Your News On With Ron - David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the stage regularly with leading intellectuals, activists, […]
  • BECAUSE WE MAKE MONSTERS: Why We Should Talk About JoAnn Wypijewski’s Book - By Susie Day [What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo: Essays on Sex, Authority & the Mess of Life JoAnn Wypijewski, Verso, 2020] Some years ago, a friend – an ardent gay activist – phoned me, ecstatic, nearly weeping with joy. She had just come from a courtroom where two Queens men, […]
  • Speaking Out for LGBT Health: Interview With Editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health - By Rex Fuller Out Front Magazine September 8th, 2020 Many people are aware of the political debates concerning civil rights that have swirled around the LGBT community in recent years. Fewer people may be aware that frequently LGBT people experience poorer health outcomes in our society. What are some of those health disparities and how […]
  • Class Power on Zero Hours – Book Review - By WeArePlanC PlanC July 15th, 2020 Several weeks ago in one of the Zoom calls which have since become a pervasive aspect of everyday life under lockdown, a friend introduced me to a new and promising group called the Angry Workers Collective [AWC], brought into existence a mere 6 years ago, adding that “There’s a […]
  • Gabriel Kuhn talks @ the online Anarchist Bookfair Montreal 2020 - Recorded by CKUT FM Sweden-based author Gabriel Kuhn will read from his recently released Liberating Sápmi (PM Press, 2020). Based on interviews with Sámi activists, artists, and scholars, this book is an introduction to the ongoing, yet often overlooked, struggle of the Sámi people for self-determination. It also offers irrefutable evidence of the important role […]
  • The Good Ones: Rwanda, You Should Be Loved - By Ian Brennan Afropop Worldwide September 30th, 2020 The musical trio Good Ones are genocide survivors, as is every Rwandan born before July 4, 1994. The Good Ones’ members were taught music while still children by co-vocalist, percussionist and songwriter, Janvier Havugimana’s older brother, who was blind. Sadly, he was among the approximately one million […]
  • Gabriel Kuhn on football and radical politics - By Cas Mudde Radikaal October 4th, 2020 RADIKAAL is a DIY podcast about the radical aspects of music, politics, and sports. Each episode, host Cas Mudde interviews one guest about a specific topic for about 30 minutes. Guests include academics, athletes, journalists, musicians, and politicians. In short, this is a podcast about fascists, punks, and […]
  • The Elvis of Anthropology: Eulogy for David Graeber - By Erica Lagalisse The Sociological Review October 7th, 2022 September 2020, Montréal The feeding frenzy has begun.  Everyone was best friends with David Graeber.  David would have liked it—he had come to rely on superficial forms of recognition.  He would also be mad (so mad) to see all the politicos who never gave him the […]
  • Teaching Resistance contributors Kadijah Means and Melissa Merin on Race and Revolution (parts 1 & 2) - Save 40% on Teaching Resistance until 11/1/20 with coupon code INTERVIEWS here. A PM Press and MaximumRockNRoll cohosted Instagram Live virtual teach-in with Melissa Merin and Kadijah Means – writers, educators, activists, restorative justice coordinators, and contributors to the anthology Teaching Resistance: Radicals, Revolutionaries, and Cultural Subversives in the Classroom, moderated by the editor John […]
  • 11 Books on the Bias Against Women in Healthcare and Medicine in Book Riot - By Leah Rachel von Essen Book Riot October 15th, 2020 It is nearly impossible to get fair, unbiased healthcare in the United States unless you are a cis white male—and even then, the gender bias and disparity can hurt you. These books explore the bias in medicine against women, including information on the intersections with […]
  • Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine of Asylum for Sale on Clearing the Fog - by Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG Podcast September 28, 2020 The climate crisis, wars, violent states and economic crashes are driving migration around the world and in this capitalist global environment, it is no surprise that a profiteering industrial complex has evolved. I speak with Siobhan McGuirk and Adrienne Pine, co-authors of “Asylum for Sale: […]
  • Un restaurante es un lugar miserable [Abolish Restaurants] - Publicamos una breve adaptación del panfleto “Abolish Restaurants: a worker’s critique of the Food Service Industry” (2006) [Abolir los restaurantes: una crítica de un trabajador a la Industria del Servicio Alimenticio] de PM Ediciones. Una guía ilustrada sobre la intensidad, el estrés y la alienación del trabajo en gastronomía: un poco de análisis y un […]
  • Celebrating the U.S. Post Office - By G. H. Mosson and Marcus Colasurdo We live in strange times, with much happening all at once, and also everything loud and quiet.  One of those happenings has been the current President’s attack on the U.S. postal service, an attack of doubt, and it appears still to date, an attack by lack of funding. […]
  • The University of Rojava inaugurates the postgraduation institute of Social Sciences - Rojava UniversityOctober 12th, 2020 The University of Rojava, in the presence of the university’s students and teachers, opened the Postgraduate institute of Social Sciences. On this occasion, Dr. Abd al-Ilah al-Mustafa, the co-chair of the University of Rojava, in his speech emphasized the importance of this step and that this institute will contribute significantly to […]
  • The Earth Is a Drum - A Grammy-winning, world-traveling producer makes the case for looking beyond technology and academia for rhythmic and musical inspiration. By Ian Brennan, Photos by Marilena Umuhoza Delli Modern Drummer October 2020 A sage, veteran live-sound engineer in San Francisco used to joke that he could already tell how much a drummer was going to suck by […]
  • Akilah S. Richards quoted in the NYTs - ‘When You Get Into Unschooling, It’s Almost Like a Religion’ The movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning. By Molly Worthen New York Times September 27th, 2020 Tiersa McQueen vividly remembers the morning she woke up and found her four children teaching themselves geometry. She discovered them standing at the […]
  • Adrienne Pine on By Any Means Necessary - By Adrienne Pine By Any Means Necessary October 7th, 2020 In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by David Schultz, Professor of Political Science at Hamline University, to discuss US President Donald Trump’s abrupt cessation of negotiations with Democrats regarding the next round of coronavirus stimulus, […]
  • Ten years on from Jimmy Mubenga’s death, we still haven’t learned lessons from privatising immigration - In the decade since Mubenga’s death, the Government has embraced privatisation as a key tenet of its immigration agenda By Siobhán McGuirk inews.co.uk October 12, 2020 2:39 pm October 12 marks 10 years since Jimmy Mubenga died on a British Airways flight scheduled to deport him to Angola, after being restrained in his seat by […]
  • What Is Anarchism?— Ruth Kinna, Kim Kelly, William C. Anderson on 1A - By Michelle Harven 1A October 12th, 2020 We’re hearing more about anarchy, especially where President Donald Trump is concerned. He’s repeatedly said that “professional anarchists” were responsible for the unrest and demonstrations against police brutality in cities across the country during the summer. There’s almost no evidence that’s true. The term is popping up in […]
  • Two Massive New Leaks Show Dirty Underbelly of Empire - Shhhh, don’t tell Americans about the Blue Leaks and the Syria PR Leaks. The mainstream media’s virtual blackout must mean they aren’t supposed to know.  By Lee Camp Consortium News October 12th, 2020 Most Americans don’t know reality. They know their personal reality, but unfortunately their reality is thoroughly detached from real pure, uncut reality. For […]
  • Fasting in the 20th/21st Centuries, and Right Now - By Ted Glick Future Hope column October 11th, 2020 Fasting every day on water only, as I’ve done since October 3, has led me to research other political fasts, or hunger strikes. There’ve actually been a lot of them. Mohandus Gandhi is the most well-known person to have fasted. He engaged in 17 of them, […]
  • Interview with Adrian Shanker, Editor of Bodies and Barriers on The Center on Colfax - The Center on Colfax October 1st, 2020 Watch this conversation between Adrian Shanker and Sable Schultz, The Center’s Manager of Transgender Services, to kick off our Out For Health Virtual Resource Fair! For the month of October, watch our social channels for LGBTQ health content, and visit our online exhibitor space at LGBTQColorado.org/out-for-health Adrian Shanker […]
  • If the World Hated Nazis, Why Did We Do Their Olympics?— Gabriel Kuhn on Southpaw - Southpaw with Sam and Paul October 3rd, 2020 Gabriel Kuhn is a historian, writer, philosopher, activist, and former professional athlete. He joins us to talk about the rise of fascism and antisemitism, sports history and the Left, the idealism of sports and socialism, David Graeber and third wave anarchism, post-modernism and its role in deconstructing […]
  • Beginning the 2020 Fast to Defeat Trump - By Ted Glick Future Hope column October 3, 2020 (Below are the first four of what will be daily entries I’ll be writing during my month-long, water-only Fast to Defeat Trump. They can be accessed at https://tedglick.com/fasting-to-defeat-trump.) Day One, October 3: It’s now been 14 hours as I write since I had anything to eat, […]
  • Adrian Shanker on Lehigh Valley with Love - Lehigh Valley With Love October 5th, 2020 On this week’s episode, I talk to Adrian Shanker, Founder and Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We talk about the upcoming book he edited and contributed to, “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” which tackles the pervasive health issues queer […]
  • The Next Steps in Eviction Defense - By David Rovics September 28th, 2020 A few thoughts on intentions, tactics, and building eviction defense networks. Here in Portland, there are signs that the movement for Black lives and the movement for actually affordable housing are increasingly intersecting in all kinds of ways. Among the networks engaged in popular education and resistance organizing efforts […]
  • The Good Ones: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert - By Bob Boilen NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert September 29th, 2020 Credit: Courtesy of the Artist The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — […]
  • Ben Fletcher, Local 8, and Me - By Peter ColeIndustrial Worker #1701 (November 2007) via Libcom.orgNovember 2007 An article by author Peter Cole about his fascination with the historical IWW’s storied ‘Local 8’. I wanted Local 8 to exist before I knew it did. When I was an undergraduate, I knew I wanted to be a historian before I knew what aspect […]
  • Audiobook version of Health Care Revolt includes a new chapter, “What Was That–Coronavirus, Chaos, and Democracy.” - Listen to the brand new audiobook of Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time by Dr. Michael Fine, which includes a new chapter, “What Was That–Coronavirus, Chaos, and Democracy.” This new chapter links the abject failure to control and contain Coronavirus in the U.S. […]
  • Silvia Federici— Women Challenge Capitalism on Making Contact - By Making Contact Women Rising Radio September 29th, 2020 Women Rising Radio #40 explores the global women’s movement to resist the violence and greed of capitalism. A women-led village in Kurdish Syria establishes democracy, gender equality, religious freedom and sustainability. And in New York city, women-led cooperative businesses are challenging monopoly capitalist enterprise, and winning. […]
  • Banned Books Week - By JJ Amaworo Wilson Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses came out in 1988. He spent the next ten years in hiding. Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, didn’t approve of Rushdie’s portrayal of Mohamed, and pronounced a fatwah, a death sentence, on the author. The fatwah was eventually lifted after Khomeini’s death (although […]
  • ‘Music Was Our Language’: Grammy Award-Winning Producer Turns the Mic on His Sister - By Ariella Markowitz, Amanda Font KQED September 26th, 2020 Musician Ian Brennan was born in Oakland and made a name for himself performing in live shows at the Brainwash Laundromat in ‘90s San Francisco. He went on to become a producer, working with artists like Lucinda Williams and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot. But Brennan is best […]
  • Flush the Anti Terrorist Law – Solidarity with the Philippines - By A Radical Guide Around the globe, communities are seeing the rise of authoritarianism driven by corporate interests in the form of anti-terrorism bills, laws, and regulations.  In the United States, we saw (and continue to see) deliberate efforts to use anti-terrorism as a way of silencing those who challenge capitalism.  In addition to the  […]
  • The Primal Screamer: A Pensive Quill Review - By Christopher Owens The Pensive Quill It’s seemingly all too tempting for writers to reimagine their past for whatever audience they are writing for. Especially when said writer has an ego the size of a boil, and the imagination of one. I remember reading Paul Di’Anno’s “autobiography” of his time fronting Iron Maiden and his […]
  • The Sociology of Freedom: a book review - By Ted Glick Dissident Voice October 27th, 2020 “The primary goal of politics in the environment and in the institutions of bourgeois democracy is, above all, to hold power. Power, on the other hand, is about getting a share from the monopolies. Obviously, this cannot be the objective of democratic politics. Even if democratic politics […]
  • Anarchist Jurisdiction— New Song by David Rovics - By David Rovics September 19th, 2020 David Rovics has been called the musical voice of the progressive movement in the US. Since the mid-90’s, Rovics has spent most of his time on the road, playing hundreds of shows every year throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan. He has shared the […]
  • scott crow on The Poor Prole’s Almanac— Community Self Defense - The ReImagining Miniseries: Community Self-Defense The Poor Prole’s AlmanacSeptember 13th, 2020 In this episode we review the collection of essays collected by Scott Crow titled “Setting Sights: Histories and Reflections on Community Armed Self-Defense” released by PM Press, and we discuss the framework and historical conditions which led to successful armed self-defense of marginalized communities […]
  • New Anthology Shines Light on Queer Health - By David-Elijah Nahmod South Florida Gay NewsSeptember 25th, 2020 Adrian Shanker. Credit: Meg Keller There are few topics that aren’t included in the new anthology book “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.” Edited by Adrian Shanker, a Pennsylvania-based queer activist, Shanker was inspired to put the book together because of his own experiences with […]
  • The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow in True Review - By Andy Andrews True Review September 2020 In THE GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW Plus, author Cory Doctorow is almost obsessed with giving us detail, in the trenches, fighting as a literary artist. He soon realizes and informs us many times in this fiction and nonfiction compendium that making a living as a fiction writer these […]
  • Big Girl in True Review - By Andy Andrews True Review September 2020 Sometimes our cultural and environmental obsession with conforming to an idea of being “fit, not fat” — if we are out of shape and overweight, then apparently we are out of hope — forms the basis of a stunner of a story in this single-author compendium, a tale […]
  • Nonviolence training with a difference - Peace News UK August 1st, 2020 An extract from the new edition of George Lakey’s book Facilitating Group Learning The United Mine Workers called all their field staff east of the Mississippi to West Virginia to help lead the part of the Pittston Coal Company campaign that took place in the coalfields in 1989–90. Although […]
  • A Sixties War Resistance Story with Lessons for Today’s Battles - By Mike Tidwell A review of Ted Glick’s “Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War” Ted Glick is a legend within the American climate movement. He’s occupied ledges and dropped banners above climate-denying federal agencies. He’s fasted for long periods — once for 42 days — to draw […]
  • What’s the Difference Between ‘Villain’ Assange & ‘Intrepid’ Woodward? - By Lee Camp Consortium News September 23rd, 2020 The next time you see a mainstream-media talking-head fawn over Woodward, just remember that if they had any backbone, any moral core, they would be fawning over Assange instead. The completely fair super awesome trial of Julian Assange continues in the U.K. as I write this. It’s […]
  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man in True Review - By Andy Andrews True Review September 2020 I find Nisi Shawl’s writing intriguing and satisfying on many levels. And all that, plus more, awaits readers of TALK LIKE A MAN Plus. “Women of the Doll.” This tale introduces Josette, who brings an assortment of very real, very alive voodoo-like dolls to life, even if they […]
  • Bodies and Barriers: Editor Adrian Shanker in Conversation with Contributors - Bureau of General Services—Queer Division September 19th, 2020 Video of the Zoom event that the Bureau hosted on September 17, 2020. Named by NBC News as one of “10 LGBTQ Books to watch out for in 2020” and by Book Riot as one of the “six best books addressing healthcare system inequities,” Bodies and Barriers: […]
  • PM Press Sells Ebooks to Internet Archive: “We want our books to be in every library” - By Caralee Adams The Internet Archive September 21st, 2020 Like any commercial publisher, Ramsey Kanaan wants to make money and have as many people as possible read his books. But he says his company, PM Press, can do both by selling his books to the public and to libraries for lending – either in print […]
  • Urban, Gritty, and Grayscale: Why Dystopian Literature Is Totally Punk Rock by Michelle Cruz Gonzales - By Michelle Cruz Gonzales Razorcake September 8th, 2020 1984: Past, Present, Future In 1984, the actual 1984, I saw the band Reagan Youth at the Democratic Convention held that year in San Francisco with my friend, and soon-to-be bandmate, Nicole Lopez. I was fourteen, clad in black and flannel, with freshly chopped hair. Nicole’s mom […]
  • Many Movements, Many Steps Forward, a “Movements of Movements conversation” - with Silvia Federici, Kali Akuno, Jeff Corntassel, and Xochitl Leyva Solano. Moderated by Matt Meyer and Magdalene Moonsamy September 4th, 2020 Perspectives from Turtle Island/Abya Yala in a Global Context Conversations with and between Kali Akuno, Jeff Corntassel, Silvia Federici, and Xochitl Leyva Solano Moderated by Matt Meyer and Magdalene Moonsamy [TBC] September 4, 2020, […]
  • Running Down the Walls 2020 video - Over the weekend I was invited to document Running Down the Walls 2020 in Philly, an annual 5K held in cities and prisons across the US in solidarity with prisoners. This was the first time all surviving MOVE 9 were together in 40 years, and Chuck Africa spoke publicly for the first time since 1978 […]
  • Adrian Shanker on Inside Out on WPFW - By Ed Stern InsideOut on WPFW.org September 15th, 2020 Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center […]
  • Voting in Person or by Mail? - By Ted Glick I finally signed up for and yesterday started making calls to battleground states to help build the vote for Biden and other non-Republicans. I did so through the group Indivisible. I spent a couple of hours making calls to Michigan. Many of the people I spoke to were African American. My best […]
  • Diary of a Smoke Refugee - By David Rovics September 19th, 2020 As Arun Gupta tweeted the other day, “Pardon the catastrophic global warming, we now return you to your regularly scheduled state violence.” It’s been quite a week here in Oregon. I know there are plenty of other horrors happening in the world. The invisible ones are the worst. Like […]
  • Understanding the Multifaceted Far-Right Movement with Matthew N. Lyons - By Allen Ruff A Public Affair, WORT September 17th, 2020 The far-right movement isn’t monolithic—it’s a complex spectrum of organizations and ideologies. To help us break it down, today Allen is joined by Matthew N. Lyons, co-author of the landmark book Right-Wing Populism in America, to discuss the evolution of rightist trends and the rise […]
  • We need a plan to prevent a Trump takeover — and this anti-coup research shows the way - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence August 11th, 2020 By studying the research that shows how other countries have handled coup attempts, we can better counter or even prevent one of our own. I’m hearing a range of views on the likelihood of President Donald Trump refusing to leave office if Joe Biden wins in November. […]
  • What will it take to defend the election? Here’s one winning strategy - A knee-jerk protest won’t stop a Trump power grab. It’s going to take several clear, do-able strategies that together enable us to win. By George Lakey Waging NonViolence September 10th, 2020 How would you like a strategy that does all of the following? Enables you and your friends to act close to home. Gives you […]
  • My sister is nonverbal but she knows the words to every song. Now we’ve made an album together - By Ian Brennan The Guardian September 17th, 2020 Through my sister Jane, who has Down’s syndrome, I learned how to listen not just with my ears but my entire being I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with my only sister, Jane, who has Down’s syndrome. We are just 14 months apart. She […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in the San Francisco Bay Times - By Michele Karlsberg San Francisco Bay Times September 2020 Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press), edited by Adrian Shanker, is considered to be the first book of the new decade that is a must have. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed conversations of health equity back at the forefront of our lives. The […]
  • Primitive Accumulation Closing Talk— Silvia Federici - International Institute of Social History May 29th, 2019 In all, the conference Primitive Accumulation, worked to thoroughly question the concepts that have been handed down to us by holding them up to history. Are state and market really so separate? Are peaceful exchange and violent expropriation really opposite poles? Is slavery really antagonistic to wage […]
  • Free Leonard Peltier— A New Song by Mat Callahan - 9/13/2020 Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore, Working-Class Heroes PM Press, 2019 Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore, Working-Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song: A Songbook PM Press, 2019 Back to Mat Callahan’s Author Page
  • Trump, the far right, and the return of vigilante repression - By Matthew N. Lyons Originally posted on Three Way Fight September 1st, 2020 Trump’s relationship with the far right is just as important in 2020 as it was in 2016, but the character of the relationship has changed dramatically. I’ve been revisiting the articles I wrote about Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, taking stock […]
  • Primitive Accumulation Closing Talk —Peter Linebaugh - International Institute of Social History May 29th, 2019 In all, the conference Primitive Accumulation, worked to thoroughly question the concepts that have been handed down to us by holding them up to history. Are state and market really so separate? Are peaceful exchange and violent expropriation really opposite poles? Is slavery really antagonistic to wage […]
  • Speaking Out for LGBT Health: Interview With Editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health - By Rex FullerOUT FRONT MagazineSeptember 8th, 2020 Many people are aware of the political debates concerning civil rights that have swirled around the LGBT community in recent years. Fewer people may be aware that frequently LGBT people experience poorer health outcomes in our society. What are some of those health disparities and how do they […]
  • 10 Books About the Promise and Perils of Alternative Schooling— Electric Literature - By Jae-Yeon Yoo Electric Literature September 9th, 2020 . The first day of school hits a little different this year, with hundreds of students logging in through Zoom, teachers protected with face shields, and potentially deadly risk for students, faculty, and staff attending in person. Debates have raged on about the pros and cons of […]
  • Shut Up, History: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Are Talking — By Susie Day - By Susie Day Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said, “Yes, history records very few total victories over oppression. That’s because, on this worldly plane, most things are not supposed to work out. It’s […]
  • Marx imagined a totally asexual worker— Silvia Federici - January 15th, 2019 Silvia Federici on Marx – and how he helps to understand why capitalism needs sexism. Silvia Federici is one of the most important feminist thinkers of our time – anyone looking for profound analyses of the role of housework, violence against women, or the importance of control over the body in capitalism […]
  • Ferris staff release new book, ‘Haste to Rise’ - Research documents university’s first Black students My San Antonio August 14, 2020 BIG RAPIDS — Research conducted by Ferris State University’s diversity and inclusion office detailing Ferris’ relationship with Hampton University in Virginia is documented in “Haste To Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education During Jim Crow,” a book now available through PM Press. Vice […]
  • E is for Economy by Aftermath Ematics - By Aftermath Ematics @ftermathematics You can find them on Facebook too The International Monetary Fund says the global economy will lose £9.6tn as a result of the COVID pandemic. That’s £9,600,000,000,000. That sounds like a Bad Thing… but what does it actually mean? Most of the time, “the economy” feels like abstract stuff that’s overwhelming […]
  • With Over 115,000 Confirmed Cases, Incarcerated People Are Challenging Deadly Pandemic Conditions in Prisons - By Victoria LawTruthoutSeptember 6th, 2020 By Victoria Law, Truthout Published September 6, 2020 Share Share via Email Reading List Education & Youth It’s OK to Mourn When “Back to School” Means Staying at Home Politics & Elections Trump Wants to Punish US Cities That Don’t Pledge Allegiance to Him Prisons & Policing Incarcerated People Are […]
  • A Diverse, Collaborative Look at LGBTQ Health - By Sharon Papo Gay City News September 9th, 2020 Adrian Shanker, editor of “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.” Courtesy of Michele Karlsberg Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The COVID-19 pandemic has placed conversations of health equity back at the forefront […]
  • Bodies and Barriers—OutSmart Magazine - By Terri Schlichenmeyer OutSmart Magazine September 4th Queer activists voice their frustrations with LGBTQ healthcare. You woke up this morning feeling pretty good, which was quite a relief. In these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus—especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer patient can […]